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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 05, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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SS wheels on drum brake cars

Does anybody know if the SS wheels will fit properly on the front of a 69 that has drum brakes? I know these where only available for SS cars which all had front disc's. Anybody have them on currently? what size tires if so. Thanks

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 05, 04:40 PM
 
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They should fit fine, but your track will narrow about 1-1/4" b/c of not having the two rotor centers thicknesses now and the one piece cast rotor hubs have a shallower wheel face then a drum hub does is all.

Rotor is about 1/8", (to maybe 3/16"), or so thicker than a drum center each and the drum hub like 9/16" deeper each.

Add them all up and you get close to 1-1/4" track width difference!

No biggie at all!

David Pozzi's great site shows a pic of this if you want to look at it.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 05, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: SS wheels on drum brake cars

OK thanks for the info. I'm wondering if the tires will rub on the inside then, I have put BFG TA 225 70's on a previous disc brake car with SS wheels and I got a little rubbing on the inside with them. I'm going to switch to disc brakes front and rear when I get the money together. I have seen complete kits in the $1200 range anybody out there got any good or bad experiances with these kits. My car does have power drum right now anybody know if the master cyl. and the booster is the same as disc brake cars? Thanks
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Re: SS wheels on drum brake cars

I had issues with GM 14x6 disk brake rallys with 205/70 14 tires rubbing the steering arm/tie rod end on my 68 when it had drums; the rubbing was bad enough to cut grooves in the sidewalls. I would assume that the additional inch of a 14x7 SS wheel is on the front side, but I'm not sure. My bet is that the SS wheels will cause rubbing unless you can run a really narrow tire, and or be ready to use a spacer.

I'd put a new post in brakes for those questions, or do some searching there. Wheel and tire doesn't seem to get much traffic.

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Question Re: SS wheels on drum brake cars

Eric,

Did you have the short bolt-on spindle arms or the long ones?

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Re: SS wheels on drum brake cars

Paul, I have no idea which arms were on it. It was a power steering car, with manual drums. I didn't find TC until I started the 69, so I had no idea there were different arms back then

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Re: SS wheels on drum brake cars

How do you tell which are which long or short?
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Help me out here guy's b/c I forget what the diiference in length between the two are??

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Re: SS wheels on drum brake cars

You do what I do, and go to David's site. http://www.pozziracing.com/camaro_st...eering_linkage

The arms are pretty far down on the page, and there's actually three different lengths.

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